Every June around the summer solstice Swift Current, Saskatchewan hosts “Windscape”, a kite festival that attracts participants from around the world.
The premier of Saskatchewan, Brad Wall officially opened the event which has been organized for 10 consecutive years, providing locals and visitors of all ages with activities and performances.
From stilt walkers…
…to a pouncing tiger among flying fish… a little fantasy, a lot of color and music into the night…
And least of all great individual kite flyers and groups to enjoy.
All this and more all weekend long is worth checking out. We arrived mid morning today and were treated to amazing performances by skilled kite flyers. And since one never knows what the wind brings next we were all treated to a rain squall immediately following the opening speeches… the clouds blew east and soon the sun appeared with blue sky. “Windscape” continues tomorrow, June 22nd and if you can’t make it this year… put the dates on your calendar for 2015!
And for a “taste” of what “Windscape” is all about, check out this video of Jean Lamoureux flying his “stack of twenty kites”. Enjoy!
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